Anomalous Rashba spin splitting in two-dimensional hole systems

R. Winkler, H. Noh, E. Tutuc, M. Shayegan

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It has long been assumed that the inversion asymmetry-induced Rashba spin splitting in two-dimensional (2D) systems at zero magnetic field is proportional to the electric field that characterizes the inversion asymmetry of the confining potential. Here we demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally, that 2D heavy hole systems in accumulation-layer-like single heterostructures show the opposite behavior; i.e., a decreasing, but nonzero electric field results in an increasing Rashba coefficient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number155303
Pages (from-to)1553031-1553034
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 15 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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